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Entrepreneurship, Simplified: The Executive Factor

By Emily G. Peters The “American dream” has many iterations—self-employment chief among them. Yet translating an idea into a marketable business can seem like an insurmountable task for many. The Executive Factor in Arcadia simplifies that process. Created by U.K. native Andrew Gregson and his wife Tricia in 2010, the couple formed a professional workspace…

Monrovia Special Educator Has Special Needs of Her Own
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Monrovia Special Educator Has Special Needs of Her Own

As the summer ends, one local teacher has trouble hearing the back to school bells  By Terry Miller With Back to School and health care issues very much in the forefront of the news these days, it is incumbent on each of us to help our fellow man, especially when the local and/or federal government…

Foothill Unity Center Celebrates New Digs in Monrovia
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Foothill Unity Center Celebrates New Digs in Monrovia

Foothill Unity Center is a Community Action Agency and the primary provider of food, case management/crisis help, and access to health care resources serving clients in Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Monrovia, Bradbury, Duarte, Azusa, Baldwin Park and Irwindale. The Center operates two facilities in Monrovia and one in Pasadena. The mission of the organization is to, “Help…

Monrovia Tragedy at Lake Havasu – Local Couple Drowns
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Monrovia Tragedy at Lake Havasu – Local Couple Drowns

A Monrovia couple drowned Friday afternoon on Lake Havasu, according to a written report by officials with jurisdiction over the lake. Esmeralda Gonzalez, 41, and her husband Raul Gonzalez, 44, were on a boat with another man and two children. The boat was floating in an area just west of Crazy Horse Cove. Esmeralda jumped…

Monrovia Police Department Distracted Driving Effort
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Monrovia Police Department Distracted Driving Effort

During the month of April, motorists caught violating California’s distracted driving law received a clear message from law enforcement during the high-visibility enforcement campaign. “Using a hand-held phone for calls, texting or apps while driving is something we all know is dangerous and wrong, but too many drivers are doing it anyway. So when we…

Trauma Awareness Month: Red Cross Urges Blood Donations
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Trauma Awareness Month: Red Cross Urges Blood Donations

  During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions in the U.S….

Camp Helping Hands Expands With Five New Locations
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Camp Helping Hands Expands With Five New Locations

  This summer is going to have a little more sizzle than previous ones because Camp Helping Hands (www.camphelpinghands.com) is literally setting up camp in five more cities throughout the Southland. While there may not a location in your own backyard, there are now six to choose from; and all are well worth the drive! Coming this…

At-Risk Teens, Senior Citizens Make Get-Well Cards Together
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At-Risk Teens, Senior Citizens Make Get-Well Cards Together

  At-risk teenagers and senior citizens work together to make get-well cards for hospitalized elders at 2 p.m., April 5 at Brookdale Monrovia, 201 E. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia. The youth are participants in Boys Republic, a non-profit day program in Monrovia that seeks to help adolescents facing difficulties achieve their maximum potential. The seniors reside at Brookdale Monrovia, an assisted living community….

Lance and Gary and the Music of Monrovia
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Lance and Gary and the Music of Monrovia

  By Roy Nakano Did you know that Monrovia is a center for much of the San Gabriel Valley’s musical community? There’s the Centre Stage theater group on Olive Avenue. There’s also the Taylor Performing Arts Center at Monrovia High School. In Old Town Monrovia, we lament the disappearance of Resister Records, but still have…

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